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Trinity College London (Arts Award) and Charanga announce new partnership

7th June 2021

Charanga and Trinity College London are delighted to announce an exciting new UK partnership supporting young people who want to deepen their engagement with the arts and achieve a national qualification with Arts Award.

Recognising young people’s musical achievements is becoming more attainable through a new partnership with Charanga and Trinity College London. Charanga and Trinity, who manage Arts Award in association with Arts Council England, have teamed up to enable schools to offer Arts Award to more of their students. As part of the new partnership, schools using Charanga resources will be able to claim a special discount on the cost of students achieving Arts Award at Discover and Bronze levels. Charanga members can find more information on the Charanga website, here.

Arts Award will provide certification and accreditation opportunities for students engaging with Charanga through their schools and colleges, encouraging them to develop as musicians and music leaders, and to explore the wider world of music.

Charanga and Arts Award will develop bespoke pathways through Charanga’s 5–16 curriculum that are mapped to the different levels of Arts Award, providing teachers with a wide range of options and progression routes for children and young people.

Annabel Thomas, Head of Development UK&I Arts at Trinity College London, says: ’Trinity College London is delighted to be working with Charanga on the delivery of Arts Award. As a leading music education organisation Charanga understands how teachers and learners can most effectively (and enjoyably) access musical learning, and through Arts Award we are excited to provide an accreditation and qualification pathway for these young people. We look forward to seeing the great work Charanga teachers and learners produce for their Arts Award logs and portfolios.’

Mark Burke, Founder and Director of Charanga says:

‘We’re passionate about young people’s music learning and its potential to help them grow up as kind, curious and open-minded people, sensitive and knowledgeable about music and the arts. This exciting partnership will help to enrich their musical journeys, gain valuable leadership skills and earn qualifications. I’m particularly keen to embed Arts Award into Charanga’s work with community organisations, where I believe it can improve routes into employment for disadvantaged young people.’